CONTENTS OF VOLUME I
|To Charlotte Voss, October 20th
|First impressions of the United States.
|To Malwida von Meysenbug (autumn or early winter)
|Political views changed by life in the United States.
|To Mrs. Schurz, March 15th
|Out-door life in Washington—Indian visitors—Political acquaintances.
|To Mrs. Schurz, March 23d
|The Pierce Administration—Sarah Bolton—Desire for public life aroused—Breakfasts with General [James] Shields.
|To Gottfried Kinkel, January 23d
|Nebraska bill—United States, a world-power—Annexation of Cuba.
|To Gottfried Kinkel, March 25th
|Will visit Europe but the United States to be his permanent home—America and Germany natural allies.
|To Mrs. Schurz, August 6th
|Life in Wisconsin.
|To Mrs. Schurz, September 29th
|Surveying old farm for building lots—Reflections on news from the Crimean war.
|To Mrs. Schurz, October 23d
|Invited to welcome Governor Barstow—Urged to enter politics.
|To Gottfried Kinkel, December 1st, 17th
|Speaks often in public—Studies law—Fills several public positions.
|To Friedrich Althaus, February 6th
|Lawless murders in Kansas vs. legally sanctioned murders in Europe—Attack on Sumner followed by plainer speaking in the North—Sudden death of Brooks.
|To Horace Rublee, November 11th
|Germans not to blame for Republican defeat in Wisconsin—Schurz's defeat only an incentive to future activity for the party.
|To Heinrich Meyer, January 15th
|Fraud the cause of Schurz's defeat—Financial crisis in the West.
|To Gottfried Kinkel, February 15th, 23d
|Nomination for lieutenant-governor of Wisconsin—Success of his speeches—Popularity with Americans—Colonel of militia.
|To Gerrit Smith, September 14th
|Political activity limited by lack of funds—Results from recent Republican defeat different in the West from those in the East.
|To Friedrich Althaus, November 5th
|Speech on “The Irrepressible Conflict” gives Schurz a national reputation—Member of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin.
|To J. F. Potter, December 24th
|Fears a coalition between some Republican leaders and anti-Administration Democrats—Possible nomination for governor—Reasons for not desiring this—Douglas will destroy his own chances.
|To Edward L. Pierce, March 26th
|Action of Massachusetts legislature on suffrage question will have bad effect on foreign-born Republicans—German voters hold balance of power in the West.
|To Edward L. Pierce, April 6th
|Publication of State-rights speech in Massachusetts paper to influence vote on amendment to State constitution.
|To Mrs. Schurz, April 13th, 14th, 15th
|Enthusiastic reception in Boston—Responds to toast—Invited to meet Governor Banks—Jefferson dinner—Visits historic places.
|Speech: True Americanism, April 18th
|To Edward L. Pierce, April 22d
|Interview with Greeley—Efforts to defeat two-year amendment—Wilson must write a “strong” letter.
|To Edward L. Pierce, April 30th
|Censured and praised for Boston speech—Responsibility of Massachusetts.
|To Edward L. Pierce, May 12th
|Wisconsin voters influenced by political action of Massachusetts.
|To J. F. Potter, August 12th
|Atlas needs financial help—State election—Potter, a delegate to State convention.
|Speech: Douglas and Popular Sovereignty, January 4th
|To Mrs. Schurz, March 2d, 5th, 9th
|Delegate to Republican National Convention—To argue for State-rights in Booth case—Political excitement in Chicago—Success of Springfield speech.
|To J. F. Potter, March 17th
|Organized Republican activity in Indiana.
|To J. F. Potter, April 12th
|Republican party gaining in the West—Seward as Presidential candidate.
|To J. R. Doolittle, April 12th
|Pryor-Potter prospective duel—Lincoln politically stronger than Wade.
|To J. F. Potter, April 17th
|Congratulations on outcome of challenge.
|To Abraham Lincoln, May 22d
|Reason for supporting Seward—Ready to work for Lincoln—Plan of campaign.
|From Abraham Lincoln, June 18th
|Approves Schurz plan—No ill feeling because of loyalty to Seward—Fondness for Schurz.
|To Mrs. Schurz, July 25th, 29th
|Call from and dinner with Lincoln—Wideawakes escort Lincoln and Schurz to mass-meeting—Republican gain among Germans.
|Speech: The Doom of Slavery, August 1st
|To Mrs. Schurz, September 24th, 28th
|Effect of campaign speeches on Germans—Great demonstration in Pittsburg—Return home delayed.
|To Horace Rublee, October 14th
|Itinerary to November 4th—Expenses while in field.
|To Mrs. Schurz, November 14th
|Influence sought by officeseekers—Secession movements in the South—Longs for home and rest.
|To J. F. Potter, November 30th
|End of slave-power imminent—Mission to Italy.
|To Mrs. Schurz, December 17th
|Will leave Republican party, in case of compromise.
|To J. F. Potter, December 17th
|Congressional vote on Corwin resolutions, before March 4th, must be prevented.
|To J. P. Sanderson, December 22d
|Remuneration inadequate to campaign expenses—Continued activity—Need of rest.
|To J. F. Potter, December 24th
|Republicans must not compromise—Buchanan's loyalty suspected—Rumored plan to prevent Lincoln's inauguration—Sardinian mission.
|To Mrs. Schurz, December 24th, 27th
|Republican party strengthened by Lincoln's firmness—War inevitable—Speech for a Representative—Offer from Atlantic Monthly.
|To Mrs. Schurz, February 10th, March 4th
|Hears Lincoln's inaugural—Positions for friends—Precautions at inauguration.
|To President Lincoln, May 19th
|Authority sought for organizing German troops.
|From President Lincoln, May 27th
|Directions for German regiments.
|To Adolph Meyer, July 3d
|Buying court-clothes in Paris.
|To N. B. Judd, August 27th
|Does amnesty to political offenders of '49 apply to Schurz?
|To Secretary Seward, September 14th
|Suggestions for securing the sympathy of foreign Powers by means of an anti-slavery policy.
|From Secretary Seward, October 10th
|War measures must not be influenced by questions of foreign policy.
|To President Lincoln, November 11th
|Spain's changed attitude towards the United States—Leave of absence or resignation.
|To Charles Sumner, November 14th
|Immediate emancipation imperative as a war measure—Spain's friendly attitude.
|To Secretary Seward, November 16th
|General Prim and his mission to Mexico.
|To President Lincoln, May 16th
|Hunter's emancipation proclamation—War measures subject to change because of circumstances.
|To Charles Sumner, May 16th
|Hunter's proclamation, ostentatious—Schurz anxious to enter the Army.
|From Charles Sumner, July 5th
|Northern Army should be recruited from Southern slaves.
|To President Lincoln, November 8th
|Unwise selection of counsellors and commanders, the cause of non-success.
|From President Lincoln, November 10th
|Facts of more value than opinions.
|To President Lincoln, November 20th
|Defeat of Republican party—Non-success of Union Army—Waning of popular confidence in Administration—Criticism of war policy.
|From President Lincoln, November 24th
|Responsibility of the Administration—Need of success—Accusations should be sustained.
|To President Lincoln, January 24th
|Army of the Potomac demoralized by lack of confidence, by sickness and desertion.
|To President Lincoln, January 25th
|Acknowledging nomination to major-generalship—Reasons for non-acceptance.
|To Leslie Combs, November 6th
|Calumny refuted—Test of courage proposed.
|Speech: The Treason of Slavery, October 7th
|To Theodor Petrasch, October 12th
|Reasons for defending Lincoln's Administration—His rare qualities—Schurz and General Hooker.
|To Mrs. Schurz, April 18th
|Assassination of Lincoln—Sherman as mediator between North and South.
|To Charles Sumner, May 9th
|Efforts to restore political status to Mississippi, Georgia and North Carolina—Johnson's policy unsatisfactory.
|To President Johnson, May 13th
|Advises against secret trial of conspirators against Lincoln and his Cabinet.
|To Charles Sumner, June 5th
|President Johnson and his Southern advisers—Wendell Phillips favors repudiation—Contemplated journalistic enterprise—Agent needed for lecturing tour.
|To President Johnson, June 6th
|Vote on the restoration of South Carolina—Democratic and logical method—Letters on reconstruction.
|From Charles Sumner, June 15th
|Inconsistencies of President Johnson's reconstruction policy.
|To Mrs. Schurz, June 16th
|Sent to visit the Southern States and report on existing conditions—Mission approved by Stanton.
|From Charles Sumner, June 22d
|Johnson's policy a “defiance to God and Truth.”
|To Charles Sumner, June 27th
|Preparations for journey through the South.
|To Charles Sumner, July 3d
|Southern State-elections best delayed until after the meeting of Congress.
|From Charles Sumner, July 11th
|“Equality before the law and consent of the governed.”
|To Charles Sumner, August 2d
|Military rule alone can prevent clash between whites and blacks—Authorship of articles in the Advertiser, a secret.
|To Mrs. Schurz, August 27th, September 2d
|Passing of the negro from slavery to freedom—Conflict between General Slocum and Governor Sharkey—Efforts to secure approval of Government for Slocum.
|To President Johnson, September 5th
|Unwarranted newspaper attacks—Journalistic work necessitated by insufficient compensation—Asks justification by the Government.
|To Edwin M. Stanton, October 17th
|Asks explanation of unfriendly reception by the President.
|To Charles Sumner, October 17th
|President ignores Southern mission—Schurz writing his “report”—Meeting with Sumner and Andrew to be arranged for—Newspaper to be started at St. Louis.
|From Charles Sumner, October 20th
|Analogous treatment of the Chief Justice—Andrew will meet Schurz in New York—Delay necessary in rehabilitating rebel States—Schurz should be in Congress.
|To Charles Sumner, November 13th
|Will ask permission of the President to print Report on the South at once—Hopes it will influence the attitude of Congress and the country.
|From Charles Sumner, November 15th
|Will call for Report—President's course “disheartening”—Pertinent article in Atlantic Monthly.
|Report on the Condition of the South, December 18th
|From Charles Sumner, December 25th
|Commends “Report on the Condition of the South.”
|To Heinrich Meyer, June 10th
|Books and papers destroyed by fire.
|Speech: The Logical Results of the War, September 8th
|To Heinrich Meyer, November 8th
|Republican majority in Congress—Reactionary laws in the South—Defects in Johnson's character.
|To Mrs. Schurz, September 4th
|Journalistic work, its limitations and its compensations.
|Speech: The Road to Peace—a Solid, Durable Peace, September 19th
|To Benjamin F. Loan, January 7th
|Exercise of the franchise by rebels.
|Remarks before the Missouri General Assembly on being chosen U. S. Senator, January 20th
|From C. D. Drake, January 21st
|Welcomes Schurz as colleague in U. S. Senate.
|To C. D. Drake, January 28th
|To W. M. Grosvenor, March 29th
|Efforts towards the repeal of the tenure of office act.
|To James Taussig, April 18th
|Government patronage a lottery—Need of reform.
|To W. M. Grosvenor, March 31st
|Annexation of Santo Domingo.
|Speech: Enforcement of the Fifteenth Amendment, United States Senate, May 19th
|To President Grant, July 17th
|Requests private interview.
|Address to the People of Missouri, September 10th
|To Hamilton Fish, September 10th
|America and the Franco-Prussian War.
|To Matthew H. Carpenter, October 20th
|Unfriendly attitude of Grant because of bolting Republicans.
|From B. Gratz Brown, November 26th
|Republican victory in Missouri due to the “prudence, sagacity and indomitable canvass” of Schurz.
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October 20, 1852-November 26, 1870
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